UPDATED: Mayor-Elect Accepting Applications for City of Framingham License Commissioners

FRAMINGHAM – Mayor-elect Yvonne Spicer, issued a press release via the Town of Framingham, that she is now accepting applications for the 5-member City of Framingham Board of License Commissioners.

The New Board was established under the Framingham Home Rule Charter.

Each member of the 5-member Board would serve a 3-year term, and must be a resident of the City of Framingham.

The deadline to apply is December 12.

The mayor makes the final appointments, with approval by the City Council, under the new City of Framingham Charter.

The Board would be responsible to “issue licenses for innholders or common victuallers, the powers of a licensing board appointed under General Laws chapter 138, section 4, and shall be the licensing authority for the purposes of General Laws chapters 138 and 140. The board shall have all powers with respect to other licenses for which the municipality has statutory and regulatory authority unless otherwise assigned to another municipal office or officer by general law. The board of licensing commissioners may grant licenses relating to alcoholic beverages under General Laws chapter 138 and those licenses under General Laws chapter 140 which are not, by the provisions of said chapter, placed within the jurisdiction of another municipal officer or agency.”

To be a member of the Board of Licensing Commissioners, applicants shall be residents of the city, be a registered voter in Framingham, and submit to a background check. No person while a member of the board of license commissioners shall have any financial interest, direct or indirect, in the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages in any form.

No person while a member of the board of license commissioners shall have any financial interest, direct or indirect, in the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages in any form.

The city clerk, the inspector of buildings, the director of public health, the fire chief and the police chief (or persons performing similar duties under any other title) shall be advisory to board of license commissioners.

The mayor shall also designate the chair, vice chair and the clerk from among the members named to the Licensing Board.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online or may stop by the Human Resources Department, 150 Concord Street, Room B-7 to apply. The Human Resources Department can be reached at 508-532-5490.

Board of License Commissioners shall have the following responsibility:

1. The License Commissioners shall have the power to issue licenses for innholders or common victuallers, the powers of a licensing board appointed under the General Laws chapter 138, Section 4 and shall be the licensing authority for the purposes of General Laws Chapters 138 and 140. The License Commissioners shall have all powers with respect to other licenses for which the City has statutory and regulatory authority unless otherwise assigned to another municipal officer
or officer by general law.

2. The License Commissioners may grant licenses relating to alcoholic beverages under the General Laws Chapter 138 and those licenses under General Laws Chapter 140 which are not, by provisions of said chapter, placed within the jurisdiction of another municipal officer or agency.

3. The Board of License Commissioners issue Restaurant All Alcoholic and Wine/Malt Beverages, Common Victualler Licenses, Package Store All Alcoholic and Wine/Malt, Club Licenses, Weekday & Sunday Entertainment, Coin-operated Amusement Machines, Carnival Permits, Pool/Billiard Tables, Hotels & Motels, Lodging Houses, Auctioneer, Second Hand, Junk, Old Metals or Second Hand Articles for Purchase, Sale or Barter and One-day/Temporary Special All Alcoholic Beverages and Wine/Malt Licenses.

4. The Board of License Commissioners oversee permits for every transient vendor, hawker and peddler, solicitor.

5. The Board of License Commissioners are responsible for granting or renewal of motor vehicle dealer licenses on January 1st of each year for motor vehicles for sale or lease.

6. The Board of License Commissioners shall have the power to grant 24-Hour Waivers in accordance with Article V S. 13 Retail Food Sales of the current Town of Framingham By-laws effect as of December 31, 2017 and as may be amended by City Ordinance subsequent to January 1, 2018.

7. The Board of License Commissioners is responsible for granting and renewal of Taxicab/Livery Vehicle Licenses in accordance with the current policy in effect as of December 31, 2017 and as may be amended by City ordinance subsequent to January 1, 2018.

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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